Read about Jug Band, “America’s DIY Music,” in American Faces.
Get out your Stratocaster. Turn up the reverb. Surf’s UP!
Read about Surf City, USA in American Places.
Seven versions of "Shenandoah" from fiddle to Tom Waits
Read “Shenandoah and the Attic of Our Past” in Arts & Lit.
Hazel Dickens, Norman Blake, Country Cooking…
Read about the documentary “Harlan County USA” in Women.
Seven songs inspired by or played by bluesman Blind Willie Johnson. Read about him in “American Faces.”
Her voice aged badly with the years but her guitar rang as clear as ever.
Read about Elizabeth Cotten in Women.
Five songs recorded during the Civil Rights Movement, including two sung by Fannie Lou Hamer. Read “Fannie Lou Hamer — Is This America?”
Seven songs of the open road, from Simon and Garfunkel to Counting Crows to Canned Heat. Read “The Great American Road Trip.”